EuroLeague becomes available on NBA 2K24



EuroLeague becomes available on NBA 2K24

EuroLeague fans eagerly anticipate the release of NBA 2K24, and a burning question on their minds is whether EuroLeague teams will make a comeback in the game. In this article, we delve into the current information and developments surrounding the potential inclusion of EuroLeague teams in NBA 2K24, exploring the implications for the gaming experience and the excitement it generates within the gaming community.

The Absence of EuroLeague in Recent NBA 2K Titles

Since NBA 2K18, fans of the EuroLeague have felt a void, as the popular basketball video game NBA 2K franchise has not featured EuroLeague teams. This absence has left many fans yearning for the opportunity to compete with and against their favorite EuroLeague clubs such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Partizan Belgrade, Bayern Munich, Olympiacos Piraeus, Panathinaikos Athens, Fenerbahce Istanbul, Anadolu Efes, etc.

The 2K Community makes the EuroLeague available in NBA 2K24

Although EuroLeague teams are not officially included in NBA 2K24, it will be possible to play with all 18 EuroLeague teams thanks to the PCBasket 2K24 roster (PC) and EuroLeague 2K24 (PS5 and Xbox Series X/S). The existence of these projects highlights the demand and enthusiasm within the fan base, generating hopes for an authentic EuroLeague gaming experience. This is thanks to the dedicated work of Shuajota, the most recognized content creator for European basketball in the gaming community.

Growing Global Interest in EuroLeague and its Influence on NBA 2K

The EuroLeague has been gaining substantial traction worldwide, with a dedicated fan base and an expanding market. The partnership between Euroleague Basketball and ESPN, which allows American viewers to stream EuroLeague games, showcases the growing interest in European basketball. This heightened visibility and global appeal may sway the decision-makers at NBA 2K to reconsider including EuroLeague teams in NBA 2K.

Two Projects of EuroLeague for NBA 2K

These two projects are structured as follows:

1. PCBasket 2K24: The most realistic roster ever created for NBA 2K. This roster includes NBA, EuroLeague, EuroCup, BCL, ACB, and FIBA national teams. Since it's a roster created with mods, it will only be available on PC as mods don't work on consoles.

1.1 In which NBA 2K version will it be available?

PCBasket 2K24 will be available for NBA 2K23 PC. And later on NBA 2K24.

1.2 Why will it be available later on NBA 2K24 PC?

To create this project in NBA 2K24, it's necessary to import the NBA 2K23 database into NBA 2K24. This is currently not possible as it requires the NBA 2K24 Tools roster editor, which is not yet available.

2. EuroLeague 2K24: My first roster created for next-gen consoles. It will be a scenario that allows playing several seasons with the 18 EuroLeague teams. With crossplay feature in NBA 2K24, this scenario will be accessible to both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players.

2.1: Will it be like the PC version?

No, the PCBasket 2K24  is exclusive to PC as it consists of mods, which only work on PC and not on consoles. This scenario requires significant work to achieve realism, as everything is being created with the game's own editor.

2.2 Will there be FIBA teams?

No, creating this is taking a lot of time. For now, I want to focus fully on creating the most realistic EuroLeague roster on next-gen consoles. If the NBA 2K community embraces this project and it's successful, I might consider bringing a FIBA scenario sometime in 2024.

When will both projects be released? 

Creating this is not an easy task; these two projects require a great dedication in my free time, which is not as abundant as I would like. PCBasket 2K24 is not being developed exclusively by me, but I have the great help of several friends who are dedicated to different areas of the project. This means that the completion of this project depends not only on me but on a group of people who, as I always say, each have a private life, and daily setbacks arise that hinder working as quickly as desired. 

That said, the release of EuroLeague 2K24 for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will take place on December 30, 2023. Meanwhile, PCBasket 2K24 for NBA 2K23 will be released on January 6, 2024 a week later. I want to have enough time to finish it and publish a tutorial where I will explain step by step how to install it correctly. Publishing this during the holiday season would be madness as I wouldn't be able to attend to your questions. Besides, I will be away for several days.

Additionally, PCBasket 2K24 will include all the transactions taking place at the end of this year. The idea is to release it with rosters that are 100% updated to provide the most current gaming experience.